Since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in December 2019, the illness has become a pandemic, touching every corner of the planet. The maps and charts below show the extent of the spread, and will be updated daily with data gathered from dozens of sources by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering.
Where COVID-19 is spreading in the U.S.
Since March, the U.S. has had more confirmed cases of COVID-19 than any other country, and the numbers continue to grow at a rapid rate. As of Feb. 25, the U.S. has reported 28.4 million total cases and more than 508,000 deaths, passing another grim milestone. The case count includes a surge in Iowa that is due to a new reporting method, not an organic outbreak.
The states where deaths are highest
Though daily case numbers have been falling in most states as the holiday surge in infections has waned, deaths have been slower to drop. That is likely due to the fact these figures have typically lagged behind case rates by several weeks. While many states are beginning to see reductions in the number of lives lost to COVID-19, others are still battling near-record numbers of fatalities.
Where COVID-19 is currently spreading around the world
Some 190 countries and territories, representing every region on Earth, have now reported at least one case of the novel coronavirus. While many of the worst-hit regions have leveled off, parts of South America, North Africa, and Europe have recently seen growth in daily new cases.
Note: On Nov. 25, Turkey changed its policy to include asymptomatic cases in its daily numbers. On Dec. 10, the country provided a large case dump to bring the total historical reporting in line with this new standard. However, the data are not yet available to accurately distribute this increase retroactively. The result is a significant anomaly that impacts the charts and maps both for Turkey, and, due to the country’s large case numbers, the world.
How does the U.S. compare to other countries?
As of Feb. 25, there have been a reported 113 million global cases with 2.5 million deaths.
The U.S. has by far surpassed every other country in the world in total confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, as well as in total confirmed related deaths.
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